#4. Arlberg, Austria

We call this place shred fantasy world and we mean it. Ask a random sampling of pro snowboarders where their favorite resort to ride is, and don’t be suprised when they answer, “Arlberg.”  TransWorld Senior Editor Joel Muzzey took one for the team and headed over to Arlberg—he broke down everything you need to know from how to get there, where to stay, which of the five resorts are best for what, and where to find the best apres. Don’t you need a European vacation right about now? The whole story was featured in the December 2009 issue.

“After a day on the slopes, the bars fill with thirsty, amped-up party people. Each little hamlet has its choice watering holes, where traditional oom-pa-pa music mixes with cheesy Euro club tunes and giant beer steins clack together in celebration of winter fun.”